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River Coordinator 

Req Number OTH-19-00002  
Salary $90,355 - $126,505/annually (DOE)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Ephrata Headquarters  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Number of Openings 1  

Position Summary

Under limited supervision, formulate a dynamic operations plan for the coordination of the Wanapum and Priest Rapids Projects (“Projects”). Provide a high degree of technical support to Wholesale Marketing & Supply, System Operations, and Power Production in the planning and operations of the Projects. Communicate directly or facilitate communication between Grant PUD and other Project Operators, Participants, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and other parties as necessary to achieve a safe, economic and regulatory complainant operation of the Projects.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Provide day to day operational and technical support to Grant PUD personnel involved in the planning, forecasting, marketing and operation of the Projects, including monitoring the recent operation of the Projects to evaluate consistency with established operating plans, and for modification of near-term operating strategy as appropriate.

Recommend operating strategies and analyze their impacts and stay updated and knowledgeable on recent and near-term power and non-power constraints and operating objectives pertaining to the operation of the Projects.

Responsible for daily operational guidance and support of the real-time coordinated operations of the Columbia River and the Projects. Specifically, responsibility for assuring development of operational plans, generation outage coordination, assuring seasonal and operating limits of the Projects are always current, acting as an interface and facilitator in collaboration with Power Production, Control Systems Engineering, Wholesale Marketing & Supply, Systems Operations, other Project Operators, Participants, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and other parties as necessary.

Responsible for the development and maintenance of the System Operations procedures and training materials related to the operations of the Projects by the System Operators; providing training to the System Operators on Columbia River and Project operations as well on the use of systems and models used by System Operations.

Perform related duties as required or assigned.

Demonstrated commitment to Grant PUD’s mission, vision, values, strategic plan and Vision 2021. The incumbent should be familiar with these organizational priorities and behave in a way that aligns with these expectations.

Understand and adhere to compliance requirements for this position that may include laws, regulations, security guidelines, Grant PUD policies & procedures.

Actively support and participate in all aspects of our safety program, including but not limited to:

  • Following all safety policies and procedures;
  • Alerting supervisors and coworkers to unsafe or hazardous working conditions;
  • Reporting any safety incidents or close calls within 24 hours to your supervisor; and
  • Accepting feedback from supervisors and coworkers regarding your own safety performance.
Position Requirements

Minimum Job Requirements

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, science, computer programming, business or accounting or similar field; AND five (5) years’ of experience in operations and forecasting, and/or power management or marketing.

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of concepts, principles, theories, and methods surrounding hydrological modeling; physics and mathematics; power generation, energy management systems; project management tools and techniques; technical competences with an attention toward detail; technical understanding of hydro operations and maintenance practices.

Skill in – exercising good judgement and making well informed decisions under pressure; analytical analysis; oral and written communication; computer skills including spreadsheets, word processing, basic databases; technical writing; river modeling.

Special Requirements

This position is subject to being on-call for emergencies and some after-hours Project operational issues. A valid Washington State driver’s license may be required.

Physical/Mental Requirements

Majority of work is performed in a standard office setting, with some field work that may require operation of a vehicle.

*applicant/incumbent should refer to the Physical Capacity Evaluation (PCE).

Closing Date to Apply: Monday, April 29, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Excellent Compensation and Benefits Package

Equal Opportunity Employer

References and Background Checks are done as part of our employment process.

About the Organization Employees are our greatest assets at Grant PUD. Our dynamic team of skilled individuals define this utility. We welcome your unique experiences, skills and passion

As an equal opportunity employer, we strive for an environment of mutual respect that values diversity. We recruit, hire, train and promote all job classifications. A variety of exciting challenges and growth opportunities exist at Grant PUD. We offer training, benefits and multiple opportunities to serve the diverse needs of our regional community.

Our Mission:
To efficiently and reliably generate and deliver energy to our customers.

Our Vision:
Excellence in service and leadership
We continually ask how our performance aids in improving service quality, reliability and care for the environment in the most cost-effective manner.

Safety: We believe that employee and public safety is paramount

Innovation: We make decisions that best serve present and future generations

Service: We are committed to excellent customer service

Teamwork: We are one team with the same mission

Respect: We honor the rights and beliefs of those we work with and serve

Integrity: We hold ourselves and others accountable to professionalism in our actions and words

Heritage: We protect, preserve and perpetuate the spirit of the PUD and the Wanapum relationship  

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